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This is weird: can't remove folders (Win7)

Discussion in 'Wackbag Tech Support' started by VMS, Jul 30, 2012.

  1. VMS

    VMS Victim of high standards and low personal skills.

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    Ok, I was running a video->DVD file program and changed the destination directory a couple of times while figuring out what I wanted the destination folder to be. Result: I now have two folders that I can't delete or modify. I can run the program and use those folders as destination folders, and I can delete anything that goes in those folders, but I can't delete the folders themselves or rename them.

    Any suggestions?
     
  2. Don the Radio Guy

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    Reboot? Sounds like they may be open in a background process.
     
  3. Bluestreak

    Bluestreak This space intentionally left blank.

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  4. ruckstande

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    This.
     
  5. blazin

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    id say reboot and see what happens
     
  6. UCJOE

    UCJOE I have a lot of business with the Chinese

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    This, that happens every once in awhile
     
  7. Awful Me

    Awful Me I do it.

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    Reboot and/or Safe Mode should work.

    You can also also go to CNet or just google Unlocker. It lets you unlock files that are "locked" by processes so that you can move or delete them.


    I think the last version wanted to install some ebay shit, just check to not do it and it runs fine.
     
  8. Bobobie

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    I remember there was registery tweek that after you installed it, you could right click on a file and select to delete it the next time you boot or restart. This is the safest way other than just restarting and then deleting it.
     
  9. VMS

    VMS Victim of high standards and low personal skills.

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    Safe Mode isn't working. I'm not getting a denied permission message. I'm getting this message:
    [​IMG]

    The black rectangle is the un-deleteable folder. It's a porn title, so I figured I'd keep it quiet (mainstream porn, but I only care to share so much with you fuckers).

    Help?
     
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